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Sancerre: Home of the best sauvignon blanc?

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Ever had a sauvignon blanc wine?  Probably.  Ever had it from arguably the best region for it - Sancerre, France?

I live just about midway between two of the world's best wine-producing regions:  Bordeaux to the southwest, and Sancerre to the northeast .  Sancerre is in "the Berry", the  traditional name of the French geographical region in which I live, and is one of the better known wine-producing regions of the Loire Valley (yes, THAT Loire Valley -- the one with the châteaux!)



Sancerre was my destination today; it's just about a two hour drive from where I live, but that doesn't take into account all my châteaux photo stops (and there are many more to see in this region!):




But I did wind my way (literally) into the Sancerre growing region, with its multitude of vignobles (vineyards) and caves (pronounced "cahv", no "s" sound at the end, meaning the cellars, dégustations [tastings], and sales offices).





There is an actual town of Sancerre t…